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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English ræsc

rash

1 adjective
     
rash1
if you are rash, you do things too quickly, without thinking carefully about whether they are sensible or not [↪ foolish]:
Please Jessie, don't do anything rash.
Don't go making any rash decisions about your future!
It was rather rash of you to lend them your car.
rashly adverb:
I rashly agreed to look after the children.
rashness noun [uncountable]

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